Red Route

Rode Route

Over a length of 22 km, the Red Route connects Mühlhausen with the Hainich National Park. Trained cyclists will manage to ride the route back again, but they can just as well choose to take the bus or train instead.  

Starting point is the station of Mühlhausen. Red bicycles on information boards show the cycle paths and side streets, along the historic city wall to the recreation area “Schwanenteich“ at the edge of the town. The Route comes across the Well House in Popperode and a side trip to the natural monument “Betteleiche“ (Beggars’ Oak) is also worth while. Past the highest elevation (Old Mountain, 493 m), it is also possible to follow the Yellow Route to Creuzburg. It is easier, however, to take the downhill path from the Hainich National Park back to Mühlhausen.



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Bei der Marktkirche 9
99947 Bad Langensalza

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total length: 22 km
starting point in Thuringia: Mühlhausen
endpoint in Thuringia: Craula
difficulty: medium
road composition: 10.1 km asphalt, 5.8 km paved road, 6.1 km gravel


MühlhausenThe medieval Free City of Mühlhausen near the Hainich Park impresses its visitors by its diversity. The city wall, the historic old town and the 11 gothic churches define the cityscape. 

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Yellow Route

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